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Updated February 15, 2018
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Pros
  • There is a large focus on work/life balance that is very appreciated (in 895 reviews)

  • If the team members can't come up with an answer they are more than willing to seek out the answer via manager or other sources (in 1776 reviews)

Cons
  • Work Life Balance is an opportunity (in 1500 reviews)

  • compensation for existing team members being outpaced by newer (in 1594 reviews)

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  1. "Target Protection Specialist"

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    • Senior Management
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Target Protection Specialist in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Friendly people. Low stress. Very flexible.

    Cons

    Hard to get full time as a team member.


  2. "cashier"

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    Current Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    - great pay
    - fun people to work with
    -great policies

    Cons

    - not enough hours
    - mean customers

  3. "Target - Good Company!"

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    Current Employee - Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Current Employee - Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Recommends

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    Friendly, Flexible, Good pay, Organized

    Cons

    Tedious work, Clique-y, Difficult guests


  4. "Ok"

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    Current Employee - Food Team Leader in Harrisburg, PA
    Current Employee - Food Team Leader in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Work life balance- have of every other weekend
    Great benefits
    Meet great people- the team members and leaders are really nice
    Relatively set schedule

    Cons

    Career advancement for Team Leaders nonexistent
    Requires a Bachelors Degree to reach ETL level
    Very Stressful environment
    Constantly changing expectations
    Food Team Leaders are responsible for entire food areas and aren't in the food areas as much as needed

    Advice to Management

    Focus on Team Leader Development
    Pay Food Team Leaders more especially for the the amount of area you have


  5. "Decent job with abysmal hours"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Mechanicsburg, PA

    I worked at Target part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    Good environment, above minimum wage pay, relatively easy

    Cons

    Very few hours, foolish customers


  6. "Sales Floor Team Member"

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    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Sales Floor Team Member in Harrisburg, PA
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    - Pay for part time work was good
    - Very individual and team based work
    - Hours of operations aren't bad and leave time for other stuff in your life
    - Great first job for somebody

    Cons

    - Inconsistent supervising
    - Promotions are more of a popularity contest instead of based on merit

    Advice to Management

    Make sure you're promoting and hiring the right people not just because you like them.


  7. "Boring but easy"

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    Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Cashier in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend

    Pros

    10% discount, easy work, flexible with scheduling

    Cons

    extremely boring, obsessed with getting people to sign up with the red card, not much room to advance, not many hours

    Advice to Management

    instead of constantly hiring new people give your current employees hours. Stop being so obsessed with red card goals

  8. "Certified pharmacy tech"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shippensburg, PA
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Shippensburg, PA
    Recommends
    Negative Outlook

    I have been working at Target part-time (More than 3 years)

    Pros

    The front store team doesn't turn their nose to you, like other retailers. There is decent communication between managers and employees.

    Cons

    The pay is not the greatest and most days I do not feel valued, and do not feel like any managers have my back when their is an issue.


  9. Helpful (1)

    "No opportunities for advancement."

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    Former Employee - Team Lead in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Team Lead in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target full-time (More than a year)

    Pros

    Positives:
    -met a ton of awesome people that I still keep in touch with
    -good benefits
    -flexible with time off

    Cons

    Negatives:
    -long and irregular hours
    -impossibly high expectations
    -no room for advancement (you're basically stuck in whatever level you were hired as)
    -poor executive management
    -very high turnover at every level
    -change roles/departments on a yearly basis

    Advice to Management

    Advice:
    -genuine employee recognition
    -talent development
    -better training for team leads


  10. Helpful (1)

    "The Only Reward for this High-Stress Job was the Exercise"

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    Former Employee - Receiving/Reverse Logistics in Harrisburg, PA
    Former Employee - Receiving/Reverse Logistics in Harrisburg, PA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at Target part-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    The pros of working as a receiver were the 15% employee discount (if you use your Redcard), at least five miles of walking a day, plus heavy lifting, a set schedule (if you don't mind being at work at 0600), and most of the vendors were fun.

    Cons

    If you think you are just going to "receive in" product, you are mistaken. Very mistaken. Almost impossible to keep up with destroyed/damaged product (some of which are classified as hazardous waste, so they have to be disposed of in a special manner, even though you have all of them in your house somewhere). Then there are the weekly and daily "MIRs," (merchandise to return to the vendor or the distribution center) -- I had as many as 51 in one week. And those weren't just 51 items -- 51 MIRs most with as many as 60 individual UPCs with just as many units that needed pulled, processed, and shipped. Oh, and you are responsible for the outprocessing of weekly donations to Goodwill and the Food Bank. There are the infamous Steritech audits (where someone comes to your location to identify everything you are doing wrong), and then there are weekly audits. You are also responsible for receiving in (getting the product entered in to the POS system and activating the accounts receivable process) for all merchandise received from Fedex and UPS. Did I mention cleaning up after your fellow team members who refuse to bag and tag whatever product they broke, so you are left cleaning up the case of broken molasses or spaghetti sauce and everything it got on, while trying not to cut yourself on the broken glass. And as you are working all day, you get to hear the sales floor team being heartily congratulated for each customer they got to sign up for a Redcard, while no matter how many extra hours you put in or how hard you work or how many breaks you forgo (in my case, I never took one even though you are entitled to two 15s a day) to try and get the job done, all you end up with is a dirty, thankless, high-stress job that no matter how hard you try, you can't possibly succeed in it. I still dream about doing this job and wake up in a panic.

    Advice to Management

    Most of the team leaders and ETL are just trying to keep from drowning themselves, so there is only so much effort they can give to fix any one department. I think a couple of them care, a couple could care less. No one wants to hire additional help, but at a store this size, you need more than one FTE in Receiving. Also, train all employees on bagging and tagging (i.e., processing) damaged ESIMs product and then hold them accountable for doing so.


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